Emma Watson doesn’t waste any time: she has already updated her Twitter profile to: “British actress, Goodwill Ambassador for U.N. Women.”
The United Nations recently released an official statement announcing Watson’s appointment as a Goodwill Ambassador for U.N. Women, an organization dedicated to gender equality and the empowerment of women, but as it happens, Watson’s tweet is the vehicle getting the word out:
Going to be working for the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and The Empowerment of Women (!!!) http://t.co/9ABpKSrNCb
— Emma Watson (@EmWatson) July 7, 2014
In addition to Watson’s tweet she released a statement via the U.N.: “The chance to make a real difference is not an opportunity that everyone is given and is one I have no intention of taking lightly.”
Watson, a recent Brown University graduate, has been an active humanitarian leading up to this assignment having visited Bangladesh and Zambia as part of her efforts to promote education.
High profile individuals taking on an ambassador position are able to bring attention to specific needs with their celebrity.
Other British U.N. Goodwill Ambassadors include David Beckham, Orlando Bloom, Liam Neeson and Roger Moore.
Do you have suggestions for future U.N. Ambassadors from the U.K.?